UFC Champion Jon Jones Arrested For Drink Driving And Gun Charges
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon 'Bones' Jones has been charged with driving while intoxicated and negligent use of a firearm.
The 32-year-old, who was also charged with possession of an open container and no insurance, was found in Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, in a running vehicle early Thursday morning (26 March).
Confirming the news to LADbible, Officer Drobik of Albequerque Police said: "Mr Jones was arrested for DWI [driving while intoxicated] and negligent use of a firearm."
According to the Albuquerque Journal, two police officers heard gunshots a little after 1am. When they arrived at the scene they saw 'two unknown homeless subjects' and a black Jeep, which was on but in park.
The relevance of the 'two unknown homeless subjects' is not known but reports claim that Jones was sitting in the driver's seat of the vehicle.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court, Jones told the officers he didn't know anything about the gunshot.
In the complaint, an officer wrote: "I observed that he had blood shot watery eyes and a strong odor of alcohol coming from his facial region.
"He did admit to driving earlier and had the intention to drive now."
It is claimed that Jones got out of the Jeep and performed poorly on three field sobriety tests before doing a breathalyser test which was 'at or above twice the legal limit'.
The officer went on to state that a black handgun and a half empty bottle of mezcal were also found in the vehicle.
According to the booking information on his records, Jones has since been released from police custody.
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Gilbert Gallegos, communications director for the Albuquerque Police said in a statement sent to MMA Fighting: "As part of the investigation into this incident, our Gun Violence Reduction Unit will test the firearm and bullet casing to determine whether the gun has been used in any crimes.
"Reducing gun violence in Albuquerque is our top priority."
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